At St. Mark, we believe one of the best ways to encourage spiritual growth, fellowship and service is in a small group setting. We offer various kinds and sizes, and these groups meet at various times and places.
Are you looking for Christian fellowship that will deepen your faith and strengthen your relationship with God and one another? Becoming a part of a small group can provide you with those opportunities.
If you would like to join a small group, please contact the church office at 636-394-2233.

The Prayer Fellowship
Meets each Monday at 9:30am in the library. We start with a devotional and then read the article for the day in the Mission Yearbook of Prayer. There is a period of quiet to allow God to guide us in our silent prayer. Then we give God all the names and situations knowing God will take care of it all in His own way and time.

Men’s Groups

Men’s Fellowship
We meet the 3rd Saturday of most every month. Sometimes we eat out. The menu varies! Arrive at 8am in Gleason Hall and enjoy. Or come early at 7am to help prepare the breakfast. We are always looking for cooks and breakfast recipes! In February (for Valentine’s Day) we invite the ladies and staff. The last few years we have fixed pancakes, sausages, and juice for “Breakfast with the Bunny” and fix lunch for the Fall Festival. If interested, contact Jack Martin so we can place you on the call and reminder list. Or call the church office at (636) 394-2233.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study
We meet every Tuesday morning at 7:00 AM in Room 102. We would like to invite any interested Men to join us at our 7:00 AM time. No need to contact anyone. Just Show Up. Coffee is served. If you want more information, see Glenn Corlett, or contact the church office if you are interested in joining.

Women’s Groups

Go-Getters is a group of St. Mark women who meet on the second Tuesday of the month for a lunch outing. An annual Christmas party is always a highlight of the year. Go-Getters either meet at church or visit area restaurants to enjoy fellowship and a delicious meal together. (In December, January, February & March we enjoy gathering at the church for lunch.) If you are a lady in our church that enjoys food, fun, fellowship and friendliness, please join our group. There is no age limit. Keep your eyes on the weekly Bulletin for further information. For more details, contact Jan Graves or Sharon Tharp. Or call the church office at (636) 394-2233.

Ladies’ Bridge Group
The St. Mark Ladies’ Bridge Group meets on the first Thursday from October to May. Anyone interested in joining us as a sub or a regular is invited to call Diana Johanning, Jan Loudon, or contact the church office at (636)394-2233.

Presbyterian Women (PW)
An organization for women within our church. We enjoy fellowship, Bible study, and support of missions. Our challenge is to accept the gifts God has given us and to use those gifts to assist in the life and work of the Church. Presbyterian Women is made up of 6 Circles with a total membership of approximately 90 women. Within the organization, a number of “Circles” or small groups, meet at the church or members’ homes at various times during the months of September thru May. Programs are open to all women (and sometimes men) are held throughout the year. Several fundraisers provide money for missions which are named by the PW Board. Any woman interested in participating in a Circle or other PW event is invited to contact the church office at (636) 394-2233.

PW Book Club
Generally the 4th Wednesday in the month at 9:30am in Room 102
All are welcome!
Many of the book titles are available thru the public library system
Jun.27: A Piece of the World by Christine Baker Kline
Aug.22: Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

Supper Club
A new group for young adults/young families meets monthly, usually in members’ homes.
For more information contact Shelley Lester.

Senior Groups and Services

Please review the variety of resources available for Senior Citizens at St. Mark:

Senior Groups

A lively group of women who meet once a month, ten times per year, for fun activities and fellowship. Their usual meeting day is the second Tuesday of the month. In warmer months, they enjoy outings to restaurants, historical sights and various local attractions. During the winter, they “stay in” at the church for lunch and fun activities such as watching movies, having parties and competing in trivia contests. If you would like more information, please contact any of the coordinators: Sharon Tharp or Jan Graves, or the church office at (636) 394-2233. We’d love to have you join us!

Senior Services

– large print Hymnals
– amplification for the hearing impaired
– wheelchair available
– St. Mark bus to pick up individuals (call church office 636-394-2233)

Chair Exercise
Meets weekly downstairs in the lower level of the church.

Caregivers Meetings
Monthly meeting to provide support for those who are caring for a loved one

Caregiving Services
Please call the church when a loved one has been admitted to hospital so that the pastors can include them in their visitation schedule.
Caregiving Services include:
– Communion for the home-bound
– Visitation
– Stephen Ministry

Additional Community Resources:
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OATS Transportation
Ballwin Community
Chesterfield Community
St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors
Lutheran Senior Services

Adult Education

In addition to Small Groups, Circles and Mid Week Classes, St. Mark offers several adult education classes on Sunday mornings. Check the church bulletin for the most current listing of classes and times. If you aren’t sure if a class is for you, please know that you are welcome to drop in on a class at anytime.
A well-stocked library containing over 1000 volumes, videos, DVDs and periodicals, is open during church office hours and on Sunday mornings.

Additionally, check out our St. Mark blog Topics vary- responses invited!

Summer Book Read
Join us as we read & discuss Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. This is a memoir by Bryan Stevenson, who established the Equal Justice Initiative and writes about his experiences in this troubling account of the justice system’s impact on our society’s poor, marginal, and vulnerable. Despite the despair Bryan Stevenson encounters, his hopefulness shines through lingering on forgiveness, kindness, and grace.
Books are available in the church office for $10. Discussion dates to be announced.
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” – Micah 6:8

Adult Discussion Group– led by Ron Goff
Sundays from 8:30 AM – Room 305
The Adult Discussion Group is a splendid gathering of open-minded, free-thinking people who meet each Sunday morning to discuss topics such as world religions, philosophy and stewardship of the environment. Attendees share the mantle of discussion leader and in general cherish the free exchange of viewpoints. This is St. Mark’s longest running Sunday School class with an attendance of 15-17.
The Adult Discussion Class is discussing the book, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson this summer. Books are available in the church office for $10. This book is also being featured for the St. Mark Summer Book Read.

Adult Education Class – led by Cliff Schoep
Sundays 9:30 AM – Room 102
This class is beginning a study of the minor prophets. We will start with an overview of the Old Testament, and a quick history of the Hebrew people, from Abraham to Nehemiah. This will give us some background to better understand the message the prophets are bringing.
All are welcome to join our study, even if you have not attended before. Cliff Schoep leads this lively and interactive class.

Feasting on the WORD! (will resume in the Fall)
Sundays 9:30 AM – Fellowship Hall
Join the discussion! Join us on Sunday mornings for lively conversation and to study the Revised Common Lectionary scripture readings for the current week.

Small Groups
– Are you looking for Christian Fellowship that will deepen your faith and strengthen your relationship with God and one another?
– Becoming a part of a small group can provide you with those opportunities.
– For more information, contact: Bruce Cranston, Bertha Larez, or the church office (636-394-2233).
– Small groups provide a friendly setting where persons can grow together in the faith, love & mission of Christ through Bible study, prayer, caring and fellowship.